Place Published: London
Publisher: S.W. Partridge & Co. 8 and 9 Paternoster Row -and- Moravian Mission Agency 32 Fetter Lane
Date Published: 1905
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN VERY GOOD CONDITION
First edition. 5-1/4 X 7-3/4, (6),-288pp; 32pp (adverts). With 20 Illustrations and including a small map of Moravian missions on the Labrador Coast. Spine ends crushed, corners lightly bumped. Inside pages agetoned and very sporadic very light foxing to a few pages, 32pp. of adverts at end are tanning otherwise overall condition, very good.
Previous owner's name with date neatly written on front end paper; "Jan. 4/1931 Otto H. Siewert Sr"
An historically and sociologically important work quite scarce book in very good condition.
BONUS: Included a small map, dating from 1893, of Moravian missions on the Labrador Coast. From p.889 of The Earth and Its Inhabitants ...: British North America By Elisée Reclus published by D. Appleton, 1893
PREFACE: "In the lonely retreat of Abloriak Bay, on the western coast of the Labrador peninsula, rise in solitary grandeur the great black mountains called the Torngaets. The rocky precipices which look grimly down upon the shadowed water have assumed grotesque and fantastic shapes, presenting to the imagination the jagged ruins of some ancient fallen city. Far up on the summit of one such precipice looms the black and yawning entrance to some deep cavern, shaped like the gable end of a building. This was the reputed dwelling-place of Torngak, the spirit of evil. The scenery all around is is extremely wild and weird; and when the terror-stricken native found himself driven by opposing forces within the range of this dread influence he fastened, in self-defense, the inflated intestine of a seal o a tent pole fixed to one side of his boat, and hung upon his breast a raven's claw..."
Very Good. Item #7716